Watch the first aerial test of the F-35's gatling gun

Woo, boy. Here’s video showing Lockheed Martin conducting the first aerial test for the F-35’s gatling gun. Called the GAU-22/A, the weapon can pop off 3,300 25mm rounds per minute. The gun fires so fast that your eyes might miss it. Even though the test was successful, the GAU-22/A won’t be combat ready until 2019 because the control software is still being developed.


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3 more years to write the software that tells a little flap to open and close? The CEO at Lockheed should have to get kicked in the nuts every day that damn thing doesnt work.